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National Environmental Information Infrastructure - Datasets & Services

What is the NEII?

The National Environmental Information Infrastructure (NEII) is an information platform designed to improve discovery, access and re-use of nationally significant environmental data. It proposes a network of standards-based IT components, developed in collaboration with a number of technical and strategic partners.

The Bureau of Meteorology is leading the development of the information infrastructure with our partners in the National Environmental Information Infrastructure Reference Group and the Australian Government's Environmental Information Advisory Group.

Why do we need an NEII?

Governments, industry and the community need comprehensive, trusted and timely environmental information to make sound decisions about Australia’s natural assets. The nation invests significant resources in acquiring, managing and delivering environmental information. At the national level this includes data and information for:

weather, climate and water monitoring and prediction services, earth science and national mapping programmes biodiversity assessment and management, land use and land management input to national and international environmental reporting obligations, such as the State of the Environment and State of the Forests reports. Significant investment also occurs through research infrastructure activities supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, the National Environmental Science Program, the Cooperative Research Centres Program, and activities within CSIRO and in academia.

However users can find it difficult to discover, access and re-use environmental information because it often only exists within individual organisations or environmental domains (e.g. within atmospheric or marine communities). Furthermore, where data can be found, access can be problematic because: data may use agency-specific or domain-specific proprietary file formats increasing data volumes make data delivery difficult data licensing may be restricted not all agencies are equipped to provide data and outreach services.

The National Environmental Information Infrastructure provides a framework to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finding and using environmental information, thereby increasing the value of our nation’s investment.

Accessing the NEII

The NEII website is at http://neii.gov.au

Alternatively you may access the NEII via the resources below.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title National Environmental Information Infrastructure - Datasets & Services
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency monthly
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/6d728562-7a08-4ab9-bf61-675228ca2f09
Date Published 2017-04-05
Date Updated 2017-04-11
Contact Point
National Environmental Information Infrastructure (NEII)
Temporal Coverage 2017-01-01
Geospatial Coverage http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/PlaceDetails.jsp?submit1=GA1
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency National Environmental Information Infrastructure (NEII)
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